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    1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson SGC 82 EX/NM+ 6.5. A Connecticut arms laboratory recorded Walter Johnson's fastball at 134 feet per second, the equivalent of ninety-nine miles per hour. Somehow the lanky farm boy was able to generate this velocity with a smooth side-armed motion that baffled and certainly terrified opposing batters. New York Highlanders outfielder Birdie Cree provided his own methodology for handling Johnson's speed: "When you see the arm start forward, swing."

    Johnson was a tall and unassuming sight on the mound, belying his dominating game. His 3,500+ strikeouts and 417 victories places the Big Train in the rarest of company. When Walter Johnson appears in a tobacco or candy card promotion, he is always among the key subjects pursued by passionate card enthusiasts, as much now as he assuredly was back in the day. He is, without a doubt, a key name in the T204 Ramly series, his card solid in its ranking high within the top 100 of the entire hobby. The offered example has every qualification sure to entice and satisfy the most condition-conscious hobbyist.

    The delicate golden embossing is both the key to this issue's beauty and its most challenging pitfall, as the design is unusually susceptible to wear, particularly at the edges and corners. The provided representation escapes these obstacles nearly entirely, standing alone at the 82 EX/NM+ 6.5 level, subordinate to just three in the entirety of the SGC population. An exquisite commemoration of the Dead Ball Era's premier flamethrower.


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